4 Ways You’re Not Taking Care Of Yourself Emotionally

In the 46 years relationship expert Margaret Paul has been counseling individuals and couples, she’s rarely encountered someone who didn’t have an abandonment issue. This is because so many of us were either emotionally abandoned by our parents, or our parents modeled emotional self-abandonment, or we actually were abandoned by our parents.

Many people enter relationships with a deep […]

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The Power of Sleep

New research shows a good night’s rest isn’t a luxury–it’s critical for your brain and for your health

When our heads hit the pillow every night, we tend to think we’re surrendering. Not just to exhaustion, though there is that. We’re also surrendering our mind, taking leave of our focus on sensory cues, like noise and […]

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The Problem with Positive Thinking

MANY people think that the key to success is to cultivate and doggedly maintain an optimistic outlook. This belief in the power of positive thinking, expressed with varying degrees of sophistication, informs everything from affirmative pop anthems like Katy Perry’s “Roar” to the Mayo Clinic’s suggestion that you may be able to improve your health […]

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Anatomy of Fear

Just in time for Halloween.

Here is a physiological look into how our bodies respond to a threat such as getting spooked, when we feel frightened, or experiencing a highly stressful situation, etc.

 

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Why Everyone Should Walk 30 Minutes A Day

 In Japan, Shinrin-yoku — translated as “forest bathing” — is the act of walking in nature to manage stress and relax. Aristotle made the outdoors his classroom and taught while he walked. Walking is probably one of the most underrated exercise options, and it costs nothing, boosts energy, improves cardiovascular health, with its benefits dating back […]

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